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Cookie Swap: Red Velvet Holiday Cookies

Another yummy (and easy) recipe from Country Home.

What you need:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 1-oz. bottle red food coloring
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
Cream Cheese Frosting
Cocoa or 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans and green sprinkles (optional)

What you do:

In a medium bowl combine flour, 1/4 cup cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon; set aside.

In a large bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy. Beat in sugars until smooth. Add eggs, food coloring, vanilla, and lemon juice; beat just until combined. Add flour mixture; beat just until combined, scraping sides of bowl as needed.

Using a tablespoon, scoop out portions of dough and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in a 350° oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are set but centers are still slightly soft. Cool completely on wire racks.

Frost cooled cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting. Sift cocoa over cookie (use a stencil to make it SUPER CUTE!) Or, sprinkle with pecans and green sprinkles, if desired.

Makes 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING: In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat half of an 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened; 1/4 cup butter, softened; and 1 teaspoon vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in 2 1/2 to 3 cups powdered sugar to reach spreading consistency. Makes 1 2/3 cups.


Kristina P. said...

I am totally printing off these recipes for next year.

Brooke said...

Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum!!!! These sound so good.

Erin said...

They're so pretty! And I'm sure they are delicious too.

Jillene said...

I have never had Red Velvet anything--I know, shame on me!! I think I need to make thse yummy delights and stop being a Red Velvet virgin!!

Shauna said...

YUM!! Thanks for sharing :) ♥ Hugs!

rychelle said...

can't wait to try these!
well, i guess i CAN wait, since i'm at work right now, but i'm making some as soon as i get home.

Jen said...

you just can't go wrong with red velvet and cream cheese frosting yum!

The Petterssons said...

These look delicious!

CJ, The Purple Diva said...


Anonymous said...

Oooohhh! Beautiful!

Kathy P said...


Rae said...

These cookies are GORGEOUS! We have a cookie swap coming up next week...I might have to try these!

tiki_lady said...

i love red velvet cake so I have to try this recipe! thanks for sharing. When I finally post it, I will link ya!

rychelle said...

i made these for a cookie exchange this weekend and they were a hit!